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Afenifere vehemently denies endorsing Tinubu; says endorsement report at the time of mourning Odumakin disrespectful

APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The apex South-West socio-political group, Afenifere, has denied reports that it is supporting the 2023 presidential bid of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the leader of the South-West Agenda, had alleged that his group, secured the support of Afenifere for Tinubu during a visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Responding to the reports however, Afenifere denied endorsing any candidate. It added that it was still mourning the demise of its Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, and has “temporarily halted all activities in honour of Odumakin who is still lying in the morgue, cold and lonely”.

He further noted that Pa Fasoranti had taken a “deserved rest when he formally handed over to Chief Ayo Adebanjo three weeks ago after leading the group for 12 years and so the former couldn’t have spoken for Afenifere during the SWAGA visit to his Akure home.”

The statement by its Director of Communications. Sola Lawal, titled, ‘Afenifere denies endorsing presidential aspirant’, further stated that; “The Adeyeye foray into Afenifere space at this period of huge loss and intense mourning is disrespectful , insensitive and unwarranted,” Lawal added.

“Being a former Afenifere top notch and, infact , Odumakin’s immediate predecessor in office as spokesperson for Afenifere, Adeyeye should cease all activities and join us in mourning at this trying times.”

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